Chris Duerkopp

Chris Duerkopp

Camera operator and steadicam operator in Seattle, Washington

About Chris

Chris Duerkopp graduated with his Bachelors in Digital Video Production from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2012 and soon after he started his freelance career as a Steadicam Operator. Although Chris resides in Seattle, Washington, in the past three years he has traveled around the United States as well as in Europe with his system. Although he mostly known for his work with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Chris has also worked with artists like Plain White T’s, Zola Jesus and national companies like T-Mobile, HTC, ESPN, Amazon to name a few. Chris continues to call Seattle his home base, however he is open to travel. You can contact him for booking at

Name: Chris Duerkopp

Lives in: Seattle, Washington

Occupation: Camera Operator and Steadicam Operator

Unique traits: Bilingual German/English, Dual Citizenship German/USA,


  • The Very Private Work of Sister K

    The Very Private Work of Sister K (2016)
    Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Accused of grave transgressions, one young nun battles the oldest of beliefs as the true nature of sexuality is put on trial. A tale fusing rapid-fire chamber-drama with fearless acting and relentless cinematic appeal.

  • Unfallen

    Unfallen (2016)
    Film (Action, Adventure and War) Camera and Electrical Department When 7 years old twin brothers are separated during the Civil War in Tajikistan, years later they face in a new war, where one is an American soldier and the other one is Taliban..

  • Grown Man

    Grown Man (2016)
    Video (Short and Action) Camera and Electrical Department A modern day sprite (taking the form of a nine-year-old girl) entwines herself in the knock-down, drag-out fight between a philandering man and his very angry wife.

  • Signs Everywhere

    Signs Everywhere (2015)
    Film (short) by Julio Ramírez (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A man's attempt to disconnect from reality, results in an unusual visualization of signs from people's struggles. As the images bring him into a deeper state of isolation, an unexpected event challenges him to break free from his patterns.

  • Better Than Love

    Better Than Love (2015)
    Film by Ted Carney (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department With hopes of escaping the suburban ghetto, 24-year-old (Jon) is derailed when his drug-hustling childhood friend is incarcerated. Jon's loyalty challenges his morality as he ascends to benevolent "kingpin of his neighborhood." A severe accident and an ignorant prescription, lure him into an Oxycontin drug addiction. Caught between love and death, Jon tries to save everyone but himself. Written by TS

  • Halcyon

    Halcyon (2015)
    Film by McKenzie Haglund (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department Two men assigned aboard a deep sea research station become trapped inside and isolated from the outside world after a seismic event cripples the station. The event leaves one of the men mortally wounded, while the other struggles to cope with the reality. Written by Ashley Haglund

  • Broken: A Musical

    Broken: A Musical (2015)
    Film by Nancy Criss (Musical) Camera and Electrical Department Mona returns to the city to renew her life with her best friend Helen following her grandmother's death. Mona reluctantly attends a raucous party with Helen, even though her ex, Jason, will be there, where she encounters the charming Dirk who alters her life. Written by Taylor Cleghorn

  • Dark Chronicles

    Dark Chronicles (2014)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Hello, My Name Is Frank

    Hello, My Name Is Frank (2014)
    Film by Dale Peterson (Comedy and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Comedy about Frank, a hermit with Tourette Syndrome who is thrust into the harsh realities of the world when his caregiver dies. After recognizing that Frank is despondent, the caregiver's teenage daughter, Laura, drags a reluctant Frank along on a life-changing road trip with Laura and her friends. 'Hello, My Name is Frank...' is a modern-day Wizard of Oz meets Little Miss Sunshine and Rain Man - a road trip taken by Frank and his companions that causes them all to grow, bond and come into their own. Written by Anonymous

  • Fences: Arrows

    Fences: Arrows (2014)
    Film (short) by Jason Koenig (Music) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Happy Birthday, Dad

    Happy Birthday, Dad (2014)
    Film (short) by Dustin Sweet (Drama and Family) Cinematographer As he prepares for his Dad's birthday, a man comes to realize just how much he learned from his father.

  • Nothing Against Life

    Nothing Against Life (2013)
    Film by Julio Ramírez (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Miscellaneous Crew Unconsciously searching for human connection, four disparate characters intertwine while navigating along the razor edge of life. As their paths cross, they must decide between embracing their reality or simply putting their lives away.

  • Plain White T's: The Giving Tree

    Plain White T's: The Giving Tree (2013)
    Film (short) by Jason Koenig (Music) Camera and Electrical Department

  • Love In the Year 2000

    Love In the Year 2000 (2013)
    Film (short) by David Miller (Drama, Romance and Sci-Fi) Camera and Electrical Department In the future, a 'relationship representative' named Lucky saves prospective couples the time and drudgery of courtship by professionally standing in for one party and evaluating the level of likely interest on behalf of her client. She finds herself in an unusual predicament and a role for which she never rehearsed, when she is assigned to meet Lena Nigari, a young woman doing something unheard of - going on a date herself. Written by Anonymous

  • Scrapper

    Scrapper (2013)
    Film by Brady Hall (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department Did you know that scrap metal is America's 4th largest export? Well, Hollis Wallace does, and he makes his quiet living trolling the back alleys of Seattle looking for cast-off copper, aluminum and other valuable metals. Hollis uses all the tricks of the metal scrapping trade to earn his living and navigate through a fascinating and rowdy world that few pay any attention to. Hollis's only friend is his ailing mother, and his only drive in life is to collect enough scrap to take care of her. But his routine and isolation are disrupted when he has a strange encounter with teenage runaway Swan in the basement of an unhinged neighbor. They end up forming a scrapping partnership that almost borders on a friendship, before the forces in their lives threaten to destroy their new bond completely. SCRAPPER is a witty drama that stars Michael Beach (Third Watch, Soul Food, Sons of Anarchy) as Hollis, a quiet man with a keen grasp on his trade and no grasp at all on his personal life. Newcomer ... Written by GMMG

  • All Things Hidden

    All Things Hidden (2013)
    Film (short) by Persephone Vandegrift (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department A woman struggles with her past when she visits her childhood home. All Things Hidden is an inspiring film on domestic violence uniquely told from little girl's POV.

  • 21 & Over

    21 & Over (2013)
    Film by Scott Moore (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department, Miscellaneous Crew When Straight-A college student Jeff Chang's two best friends take him out for his 21st birthday on the night before an important medical school interview, what was supposed to be a quick beer becomes a night of humiliation, over indulgence and utter debauchery. Written by Relativity

  • Matteo's Game

    Matteo's Game (2012)
    Film (Short) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Run, Hide, Die

    Run, Hide, Die (2012)
    Film by Collin Joseph Neal (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department On the anniversary weekend of the death of a young women's husband, five girls head out to a cabin to help their friend move past her husband's death. As the party continues a dark secret begins to unravel and a hideous past crawls out to seek revenge. Written by Erin Neal

  • Wish

    Wish (2011)
    Film (short) by Norman Tumolva (Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department A mythical being appears to grant the wishes of innocent victims during their most desperate of times. These wishes, however, come with a price and turns out to be other than what they expected.

  • Nothing Against Life: The Short

    Nothing Against Life: The Short (2009)
    Film (short) by Julio Ramírez (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department, Producer Living minutes apart, four strangers spend what may be the last days of their lives crossing each other's paths. Each attempts to commit suicide, unaware of the fact that these transient faces struggle with the same thoughts at the same time. The story takes place in Seattle, an eclectic urban area with one of the highest suicide rates in the United States. A feature length film version, 'Nothing Against Life', is scheduled to be shot in Seattle, in the Summer of 2010. Written by Anonymous

  • The Frames

    The Frames (2009)
    Film (short) by Leon Mun (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department In the woods, there is a shack. In the shack, there are three frames. In the frames, there appears to be faces staring back.


  • VMA Best Video With Social Message

  • VMA Best Hip Hop Video

  • VMA Best Cinematography


  • The Art Institute of Seattle (Seattle, WA)

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